Home >>

Brush Without Toothpaste
Published By prachi chandra vipul dutt on 2010-02-09 271 Views

Brush without toothpaste ‘aapka tooth paste pass hau ya fail?’ it is a line from a very common and popular commercial of a tooth paste in India. The company says they have performed tests in schools by applying a solution on the gums. If the gums turns red then the teeth is caries suffering, if the gingival shows no color change they are healthy. It is true that there are tests for disclosing the health of the dentition. These tests are a part of community awareness used to educate the masses about oral health. The visible result motivates him/her to improve their oral health. Disclosing agents used to perform these tests. Disclosing agents applied on the gums and the color change indicates the health status of the teeth. As a dentist, I say that these are a good medium to motivate the child to brush and enhance his oral habit. I do not disagree with the toothpaste manufacturer or do I do not intend to contraindicate what they say about their product but the dental truth is that the key to healthy teeth is brushing technique. If the disclosing agent tests is positive then and the patient says that he is regularly brushing what needs to be changed is his brushing habit. Tooth brushing is like cleaning and since it is a hard tissue, we can compare it with cleaning of utensils. We use scotch bright and detergent to clean our daily chores. If run water over them we can or we may be able to clean them without detergent. May be that will take more effort our utensils may be scratched but they can be cleaned. Similar is the case with teeth. Toothpaste provides a medium to the brush to run over the teeth without causing much friction and unwanted harm. I am not denying the importance of toothpaste neither telling you to brush without toothpaste, Here what I want to stress is that we should learn the right technique of tooth brushing for maximum benefit. Always an after meal brush even after breakfast and in vertical circular motion is helpful with any toothpaste. Massaging your gum also increases the blood supply to the gums and therefore helps keeping them healthy. There are a few toothpastes with fluoride in them. Fluoride helps fight caries. What helps the most is right brushing technique and daily twice brushing. The proximal surface means the surface that of the tooth that is in contact with the other tooth, tooth brushing is not effective in this area until there are wide gaps between the teeth. We can use floss to clean inter-proximal area. daily brushing and right brushing keeps our tooth healthy toothpaste pass or fail do not matter your teeth will not fail.
Post Comment Comments (0) Report This

More Articles Specially Recommended for You:

Hope to be Loved

HOPE TO BE LOVED In one empty and lonely night, I saw this girl Timid alon

Written By : prachi chandra vipul dutt

I am not an exception to others and neither do I expect you to be. We all dream and fantasize us on the screen sitting with Karan Johar in his chat sh

Written By : prachi chandra vipul dutt
He is Hungry and Lonely We Can Help Him

I was only three when my mother first left me in the company of a baby sitter. She had no choice as her sister, my aunty had met with an unpleasant in

Written By : prachi chandra vipul dutt

“Nothing is good or bad but thinking makes it so” these are not my words as I am not wise enough to write words of wisdom. These are the words of mast

Written By : prachi chandra vipul dutt
Urban Exploration: trespassing or adventure - the stuff you really should know before you urbex

What is Urban Exploration? Urban Exploration or 'Urbexing' is, put simply, an interest in deserted, abandoned and derelict

Written By :10prestoncourt
Sourcing Raffle Prizes and Auction Lots

Holding a raffle or auction is a great way to raise funds for your cause. However, you need to go about it in the right way. Who t

Written By :10prestoncourt
Event Publicity – tried and tested ways to reach the right audience

You don't need to spend lots of money to publicize your event, you just need to follow some tried and tested methods. Establish

Written By :10prestoncourt
How to create eye-catching event flyers

In a world where we are bombarded with information everywhere we go, it is very easy to overlook a neatly typed up event poster. 

Written By :10prestoncourt
Howtoee Review

Howtoee is a new revenue sharing site. It currently pays $5 per article and gives 100% revenue from Google Adsense. The site looks clean but I a

Written By :11tatic


LogIn or SignUp! now to post your comments on this article.